That was quite some burst of applause and cheering when Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Maliki announced the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi this morning at a Press conference this morning.
Tony Blair must wish he could raise such a galvanised effect from the Lobby hacks facing him back in Britain.
It would be interesting to see what off-guard, involuntary reactions our political leaders had to such breakthroughs.
Tony Blair leaping and punching the air? George Bush running a lap of honour of the Oval Office, before taking a tumble more reminiscent of Robbie Keane's artisan efforts than Lomano Lua Lua's stylish somersaulting?
We can probably do without seeing Margaret Beckett celebrating Ravanelli-style, mind you.
Will anyone now claim the £13.6million ransom put on al-Zarqawi's head?
Or will it simply go into a rollover pot for Osama bin Laden's capture?